THE BACKLINE MAY 27-29, 2022

Laugh & Learn all weekend long with The Backline! The Backline is a famous podcast, which won the 2018 Canadian Podcast for Best Educational Series, hosted by world-renowned actor/comedians Adam Cawley & Rob Norman!

Catch them at DCC all weekend (Friday – Sunday) for a live podcast recording, a live improv show & two workshops taught by the best!

Adam is a Los Angeles based improviser originally from Toronto. He is an alumnus of The Second City Mainstage, The Just for Laughs Festival and is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award Winner, including: Best Male Improviser in Canada. He is an actor and writer on the Netflix Original Workin’ Moms as well as a regular on IFC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show. Adam co-hosts the improv tutorial podcast: The Backline with Rob and Adam – Winner of the 2018 National Podcast Award for best educational series. The Backline has allowed him to perform and teach all over Canada, The United States, Australia, Mexico, Norway, The Netherlands, Denmark and more. He is an instructor at The Second City Hollywood and Westside Comedy Theatre in Santa Monica.

Adam graduated from the Humber College: Comedy Writing and Performance Program, The Second City Conservatory, The Upright Citizens Brigade, I.O. (Improv Olympic) and studied and performed at The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago.

Rob is a Canadian Screen Award-winning actor, director, improviser, and author of Improvising Now: A Practical Guide to Modern Improv. Rob has worked for The Second City as director of The National Touring Company, Second City at Sea. He currently serves as the Department Head of the Longform Program at the Second City Training Centre. As an improviser, Rob performs with MANTOWN, RN and Cawls, and Filthy: The No Rules Improv Cabaret. Rob currently stars on the CityTV sketch comedy series Sunnyside.

FRIDAY, MAY 27th @ 7:30PM

Live podcast recording with The Backline & The DCC Pod!


The Backline: Live! (On Tour) Improv Show is an entirely made up hour of comedy!


WORKSHOP: The Armando taught by The Backline

SUNDAY, MAY 29th @ 10AM – 1PM

WORKSHOP: Sustaining Scenes taught by The Backline